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  1. Families, Ageing and Social Policy

    Families, Ageing and Social Policy

    Edited by Chiara Saraceno
    This important book offers valuable insights into the way in which social policies and welfare state arrangements interact with family and gender models. It presents the most up-to-date research in the field, based on a variety of national and comparative sources and using different theoretical and methodological approaches. The authors address different forms of support (care, financial, emotional) and employ a bi-directional perspective, exploring both giving and receiving across generations. They illustrate that understanding how generations interact in families helps to reformulate the way issues of intergenerational equity are discussed when addressing the redistributive impact of the welfare state through pensions and health services. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  2. Transparency in a New Global Order

    Transparency in a New Global Order

    Edited by Christina Garsten, Monica Lindh de Montoya
    This book argues that transparency is a concept that has gained increasing currency and favour as an organizing principle and administrative goal in recent years. Calls for transparency have been directed towards states, markets, corporations and national political processes as well as towards large institutions such as the European Union. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  3. Workforce Development Networks in Rural Areas

    Workforce Development Networks in Rural Areas

    Gary Paul Green
    Rural areas face numerous challenges in building a high-wage, high-skilled workforce. In response to these obstacles, many regions have established workforce development networks that provide stronger linkages between employers, schools, training institutions and community-based organizations. Gary Paul Green examines in this book how these networks are organized, why employers and training institutions participate in them and whether they are effective. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. Beyond the Regulation Approach

    Beyond the Regulation Approach

    Bob Jessop, Ngai-Ling Sum
    This book presents a detailed and critical account of the regulation approach in institutional and evolutionary economics. Offering both a theoretical commentary and a range of empirical examples, it identifies the successes and failures of the regulation approach as an explanatory theory, and proposes new guidelines for its further development. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 202.00   Web: $ 181.80
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  5. The Ecological Economics of Consumption

    The Ecological Economics of Consumption

    Edited by Lucia A. Reisch, Inge Røpke
    Research on consumption from an environmental perspective has exploded since the late 1990s. This important new volume cuts across disciplines to present the latest research in the field. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  6. Identity in the Age of the New Economy

    Identity in the Age of the New Economy

    Edited by Torben Elgaard Jensen, Ann Westenholz
    Identity in the Age of the New Economy is a multi-faceted view of contemporary employment and identity that questions a number of the myths related to the so-called new economy, knowledge society or network society. It argues that one of the most striking things about much contemporary theorizing on work and identity is the epochalist terms in which it is framed: changing forms of identity and subjectivity are assumed to be consequences of a shift to an entirely new economic, social and cultural era, signalled by concepts such as postmodernity, risk society, network society or new economy. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  7. The Network Society

    The Network Society

    Edited by Manuel Castells
    Manuel Castells – one of the world’s pre-eminent social scientists – has drawn together a stellar group of contributors to explore the patterns and dynamics of the network society in its cultural and institutional diversity. The book analyzes the technological, cultural and institutional transformation of societies around the world in terms of the critical role of electronic communication networks in business, everyday life, public services, social interaction and politics. The contributors demonstrate that the network society is the new form of social organization in the Information age, replacing the Industrial society. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 199.00   Web: $ 179.10
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  8. Creative Knowledge Environments

    Creative Knowledge Environments

    Edited by Sven Hemlin, Carl Martin Allwood, Ben R. Martin
    Although there is an ever increasing demand for new technology and innovations in the economy and society in general, we currently know little about the conditions for stimulating creativity in relation to research and innovative activity. This book fills a significant gap in the literature by examining the environmental factors that encourage creative working processes for research and innovation. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  9. What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in the Advanced Industrialized Nations?

    What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in the Advanced Industrialized Nations?

    Edited by Edward N. Wolff
    The contributors to this volume investigate to what extent welfare has increased in the United States over the postwar period and provide a rigorous examination of both conventional measures of the standard of living, as well as more inclusive indices. The chapters cover such topics as: race, home ownership and family structure; the status of children; the consumer price index; a historical perspective on the standard of living; worker rights and labor strength in advanced economies. In addition, they explore two economic systems delivering the goods – the free enterprise system of the United States and the European social welfare state. They then present international comparisons and highlight the relative advantages and disadvantages of these two systems. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  10. The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe

    The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe

    Edited by Eleni Apospori, Jane Millar
    Issues of poverty and social exclusion are high on the European policy agenda. The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe reports findings from a study funded by the European Commission, using data from the European Community Household Panel, with a multi-dimensional approach to international comparisons of poverty and social exclusion. The research, building upon that of the preceding book – Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe – compares four groups who are anticipated to be at particular risk of poverty and social exclusion; young adults, lone parents, the sick or disabled, and those retired from employment. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. Negotiating Environmental Change

    Negotiating Environmental Change

    Edited by Frans Berkhout, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones
    This book by leading researchers presents a critical review of debates in environmental social science over the past decade. Three broad areas are covered in ten chapters: the problems of scientific uncertainty and its role in shaping environmental policy and decisions; the development of institutional frameworks for governing natural resources; and the link between economic and technological change and the environment. The book begins with an overview essay examining how perspectives across environmental social science have shifted over the past decade and looking forward to the emergence of new research agendas. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  12. The Economics of Sin

    The Economics of Sin

    Samuel Cameron
    The Economics of Sin examines the definition and evolution of sin from the perspective of rational choice economics, yet is conscious of the limitations of such an approach. The author argues that because engaging in activities deemed to be sinful is an act of choice, it can therefore be subject to the logic of choice in the economic model. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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